Starting from 29 November we’re encouraging everyone to enjoy some festive fun in our Christmas countdown festive fundraiser. Working in partnership with our Carnival UK official charity partner, Monty’s, there’s a whole host of activities for you to enjoy…

Here’s what’s coming up…

Win a cruise – Christmas Challenge!

What better way to step into Christmas than by winning a cruise! We’ve got not one but two cruises to give away in the Monty’s Christmas Challenge.

All entries will be in with a chance of winning a stocking full of fantastic prizes in the first 12 days leading up to Christmas plus two lucky winners will set sail on either a Cunard 4-night voyage, or a P&O Cruises 4-night holiday of their choice, in 2023.

The challenge will run from Tuesday 29 November – Tuesday 20 December and entries will be £5 per person. 

Find out more and enter here!

The Monty’s Bake Off is back and this time we’re going festive! (10:00 – 14:00 on 29 November)

Ship-shape cakes, gingerbread villages and best baker bites – what’s not to like? Drop your favourite Christmas bakes, cakes and pies to the Charity Partnership team in the Atrium by 9:15 on the day to be in with the chance of winning a special prize.

If you’d rather just enjoy a slice of the action, head down to the Atrium between 10:00 and 14:00 to treat yourself to something sweet. A minimum donation of £1 per treat is suggested and can be taken by cash or card, plus there’s a chance to enter our ‘Tasty Creation’ competition!

Christmas cake winner: Hannah Curtis

Best baker: Karen Sermon

The 50:50 Cash for Christmas competition

From 29 November the Charity Partnership Team are hosting a weekly 50:50 Cash for Christmas competition.

To enter the competition and be in with a chance of winning 50% of the cash pot raised, visit the Charity Partnership Team in the Atrium between 12:00 and 14:00 or alternatively drop by the Atrium Cafe on the dates below and make a minimum donation of £2 cash. The remaining 50% of the cash raised will be sent directly to Monty’s.

  • Week One: Tuesday 29 November, Wednesday 30 November, Thursday 1 December
  • Week Two: Tuesday 6 December, Wednesday 7 December, Thursday 8 December 
  • Week Three: Tuesday 13 December, Wednesday 14 December, Thursday 15 December
  • Week Four: Tuesday 20 December, Wednesday 21 December, Thursday 22 December


Week one: Katie Pilcher

Week two: Gary Pomeer

The winner will be drawn each Friday and announced via email by the Charity Partnership Team. Terms and conditions apply – click here for details.

Got a question about any of the festive events taking place, email us at

For all the latest news and updates on our charity partners don’t forget to check out our Charity Partnership Hub all year round.

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